Pound, Ezra. "In a Station of the Metro".
Summary and Analysis
(from Ruland & Bradbury)
- a brief poem of two lines: "The apparition of these faces in the crowd; / Petals on a wet, black bough."
- the juxtaposition of seemingly very different images creates the impression of movement
- the poem is neither an explicit comparison (simile), nor an implicit comparison (metaphor)
- the two images are on equal level, equally important
- Pound claims to have expressed the moment when an outward and objective image is being changed into an inward and subjective image
AuthorPound, Ezra. (1885 - 1972).
Full Title"In a Station of the Metro".
Pound, Ezra. "In a Station of the Metro". (1916). In: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. NY: Norton, 1989.
Ruland, Richard, Malcolm Bradbury. Od puritanismu k postmodernismu. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1997.